FLOW-ORIENTED DEPLOYMENT OF A MULTI-AGENT POPULATION FOR DYNAMIC WORKFLOW ENACTMENT - A different view on how to use agents for workflow management

Sebastian Kanzow, Karim Djouani, Yacine Amirat

Abstract

In the virtual enterprise paradigm, workflow processes are shared between different businesses partners, leading to new requirements for workflow management applications. Several multi-agent systems have been proposed to cope with their inherently distributed nature. Most of those systems define agents as some kind of helper programs situated on (human) resource level, instantiated on some workflow participant’s personal computer. We argue that this concept is not adequate and propose an approach to create and deploy agents on a virtual flow level, where one agent takes care of one workflow sub-process, instead of attaching one or more agents to an existing resource. Finally, we present a probabilistic classification approach to decide on the assignment of tasks to agents.

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Kanzow S., Djouani K. and Amirat Y. (2004). FLOW-ORIENTED DEPLOYMENT OF A MULTI-AGENT POPULATION FOR DYNAMIC WORKFLOW ENACTMENT - A different view on how to use agents for workflow management . In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-00-7, pages 510-514. DOI: 10.5220/0002623905100514


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@conference{iceis04,
author={Sebastian Kanzow and Karim Djouani and Yacine Amirat},
title={FLOW-ORIENTED DEPLOYMENT OF A MULTI-AGENT POPULATION FOR DYNAMIC WORKFLOW ENACTMENT - A different view on how to use agents for workflow management},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,},
year={2004},
pages={510-514},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002623905100514},
isbn={972-8865-00-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,
TI - FLOW-ORIENTED DEPLOYMENT OF A MULTI-AGENT POPULATION FOR DYNAMIC WORKFLOW ENACTMENT - A different view on how to use agents for workflow management
SN - 972-8865-00-7
AU - Kanzow S.
AU - Djouani K.
AU - Amirat Y.
PY - 2004
SP - 510
EP - 514
DO - 10.5220/0002623905100514